Endangered Species Act

On Nov. 12, 2018, A bald eagle tilts its head while peering down from a branch at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in Juneau, Alaska.
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The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, a move it says will reduce regulatory burden but critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction.

Caroline Catherman

No other insect has inspired Lisa Bartlett like the butterfly.


“There’s something about the metamorphosis, the secret, the mystery behind how they turn into a butterfly as a caterpillar,” said Bartlett, the garden manager of Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw. 


For the past several months, she has collaborated with volunteers to create the garden’s third annual butterfly house as part of its “Garden With Wings” pollinator exhibit, which opened June 18 and runs until July 31.